To the illness that almost killed me, that has taken so much from me and thousands of others. The illness that left me paralysed and fighting to survive. Today combined, we are stronger than you. Today is not about you, it is about the millions of people you have stolen life from.
Just live. What does that even mean? It means exactly that. It means living. Not plodding on, not going through the motions, it means living. Embracing. Laughing. Loving. Life doesn't have to be perfect for it to be fulfilling. It's about making the most out of what you have, because it is all you have and we have to make the best out of the hand we have been dealt. I do not have a perfect life, but I live a happy life because I aim to smile each day, and I aim to make other people smile each day, and I try, my god do I try, to encourage others to share that same mentality because life is too bloody short not to.
I have said it countless times on my blog in the past, but having complete freedom to do whatever the hell you want with your life is such a blessing. We live in the west and we are privileged. We have a chance at life. A chance to make something of ourselves. Opportunities, potential. Don't fuck it up and one year from now, five years from now, or ten years from now look back and think you could have done more, or wish you would have done something sooner, or done something differently.
Do it now. Do it today.
You only have one chance at life.